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Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the difficulty in getting or keeping an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse or achieve sexual penetration. It can sometimes be referred to as impotence. ED is a common condition that occurs particularly in older men.
According to Urology care foundation, ED affects as many as 30 million men. It is estimated that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 will have it to some degree.
Frequent ED can be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for some diseases. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a professional.
Symptoms of ED are:
Effects of ED may include:
Causes of ED
There are many causes of erectile dysfunction (impotence) , some of these causes include:
Other causes maybe as a result of:
Prevention of ED
Preventing erectile dysfunction entails your ability to make healthy lifestyle choices and to manage existing health conditions if you have any. For example:
Treatment of ED
ED is treatable in all age groups. Treatments for ED include:
However, it is recommended that you have a discussion with your Doctor before using any of these drugs as they have range of potential adverse side-effects.
Research is ongoing to find more improved and effective therapies for ED.